Whitesburg KY

Reunion planned at Blair Branch


The Adams, Thompson, Blair reunion will be this Friday evening, and Saturday. Church services and supper on Friday evening, and reunion dinner on Saturday. It will be held at the reunion shed on top of Blair Branch.

Den Arthur will be missed this year. He loved coming home to his homeplace and the mountains to be with his family and friends.

Our family was saddened to lose Ivan Adams last Thursday. He had been battling a rare disease for many years and Freda was by his side helping him the whole time.

Anyone who knew him was aware of his mild, caring personality, and he always had a big grin on his face when you met him, and was a loving family man. He was helpful and loving to his mother, sisters and brothers, and all of us nephews and nieces when we were growing up.

Ivan was a hard worker all his life. His father, Dan Adams, died when Ivan was only a few weeks old, so being the baby of nine children, he learned how to work hard and was loved dearly by his older siblings and mother. This probably added to him being a good husband and father.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Freda, Stevie Daniel, Pat and Daniel, who will miss him the most, and all of our family, Dock, Juanita and Coreen, who lost their baby brother. The large crowd of family and friends who came out to the services was appreciated, and was a testimony to how well loved he was.

The rain set in the day of his funeral, and it really was a rainstorm the rest of the evening. We watched a flash flood come down Rockhouse Creek after a heavy downpour that flooded Daniels Branch and other areas up Rockhouse. It seemed other areas really had it worse with the hail and wind.

Ed Banks and his family went to Pigeon Forge for a few days last week. The kids spent the day at Dollywood and had a great day riding rides and such. Glad that Jane Smith got to go and be with her daughters and the grandchildren.

Della Blair of Blair Branch, died Saturday night due to complications from her recent stroke. Her family had the services at her home church, Blair Branch Regular Baptist Church. Sympathy is extended to them during their loss.

The 100-year anniversary of the Stuart Robinson School is coming up on August 1 and 2 at the Calvary Campus and on the 3rd at the Presbyterian Church at Blackey, and they will have a dinner for the alumni. The school was an instrumental part of so many lives. In its heyday it was an educational and social institution that stayed dear to the hearts of its students. I hope they have a great reunion.

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